The verse from John she’d read recently surfaced. That was all they needed. The truth. She knew that sometimes evil men prevailed. That good people sometimes suffered in the hands of evil men. History proved that over and over again.
And yet history also proved that when good men stood up for truth, evil could be thwarted.”
Lisa Harris dives into the world of scientific fraud and misconduct in her latest novel, “Deadly Intentions.”
When research scientist Caitlyn Lindsey stumbles on some shady information at her medical lab, she begins to question the deaths of three of her co-workers — one allegedly murdered during a home break-in, one an alleged suicide, and one an alleged heart attack.
After she herself is forced into a car accident, Caitlyn takes her concerns to police detective Josh Solomon, husband of Olivia, the co-worker who had been murdered. As they begin to unravel clues about a secretive and deadly vaccine program, they find themselves repeatedly in danger, running for their lives and running from Josh’s fellow law officials.
What follows is an intense romantic thriller filled with set ups and planted evidence, chases, kidnappings, shootings, false testimonies and murder, all while Josh finds himself falling for Caitlyn, who has a hard time falling in love with and trusting a man after past trauma.
Harris does a great job of drawing the reader in deeper and deeper, all while creating great characters with real fears and real flaws.
But “Deadly Intentions” also offers many great reminders, like God doesn’t give us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and sound mind; good versus evil; we are free from our pasts, if we allow ourselves to be; the truth will set you free; feeling vulnerable and choosing to trust; and how we react when someone doesn’t want the truth known.
Through her novel, Harris also reminds us that God will protect us and defeat our enemies, and that “Christ’s death was the only way for redemption of this lost world.”
With Caitlyn’s past story, Harris also briefly highlights the topic of domestic abuse, and both the short- and long-term effect it can have.
“Deadly Intentions” is a standalone novel, and will appeal to fans of Lynette Eason, Patricia Bradley, Janice Cantore, Irene Hannon and Colleen Coble.
Five stars out of five.
Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, provided this complimentary copy for my honest, unbiased review.